Washington, DC, July 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The 6th Annual Self-Funding Conference is pleased to announce Cheryl Larson, Vice President, Midwest Business Group on Health, as a speaker at the Sept 20-24 event in D.C this year.
The Health Insurance Exchange Conference is part of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, www.EmployerHealthcareCongress.com, which is made up of 6+ other conference tracks dedicated towards employers and the benefits and healthcare they offer their employees: Corporate Wellness, Healthcare Reform, Global Benefits, Self-Funding, Voluntary Benefits, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition and more.
Cheryl Larson is Vice President of the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) and manages the coalition’s educational and networking activities, member services and partner relations. MBGH is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational and research organization of over 100 large, self-funded public and private employers who are represented by the human resources and health benefits professionals within these organizations.
This is her second time with MBGH – from 1983 to 1996 she served as the Director of Membership Development. Previous to rejoining MBGH in 2006, she spent 10 years as the Director of Employer Services for a population health management company.
Cheryl serves on the board of directors of the Center for Health Value Innovation and was named a CHVI Fellow in 2010. She chairs the Worksite Wellness Steering Committee for Building a Healthier Chicago (BHC), a community-based initiative of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-Region V and the Chicago Department of Public Health. She serves on the advisory council for The Center for Employee Health Studies for the University of Illinois/Chicago School of Public Health and is on the editorial board for Biotechnology Healthcare Magazine. She is a frequent speaker on employer best practices in value-based benefits, incentives, wellness, consumerism, engagement, communications and biologics/specialty pharmacy.
Cheryl will be joining Jeweleen Hartzfeld on the topics “Addressing Specialty Drug Management to Achieve Cost Savings and Better Patient Outcomes.” This session will explore a 2013 PBM forecast indicates that U.S. spending on specialty drugs is projected to increase 67% by the end of 2015 and that 3 of the 4 costliest prescription therapy classes will be for specialty conditions. National employer research has identified specialty drug costs as a #1 priority, but there is a continued lack of understanding on how to manage this challenging benefit, and minimal innovation exists to manage rising costs.
Cheryl joins over 200 industry professionals and employers that will be speak at the 2014 event on over 100 different educational sessions, workshops, forums and summits. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Cheryl speak. Register for the conference today.
The 6th Annual Health Insurance Exchange Conference is the annual meeting for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association. The Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute, (HRCPI), a nonprofit public policy organization, is the leading educator and influencer in healthcare reform for employer groups, HR and insurance professionals and provides education throughout the year through live workshops, training and healthcare reform certification.